Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will lock horns with the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in match no. 29 of IPL 2015 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on Wednesday.
RCB have won their last two games comprehensively and RR have lost two of their last three matches. Both the teams will not want to lose this crucial game. Here are some of the key battles from this match:
Chris Gayle vs Chris Morris: Gayle showed what he is capable of against the Delhi Daredevils. Morris on the other hand has bowled well up front and he will look to dismiss Gayle as early as possible to curb the run rate.
Virat Kohli vs James Faulkner: Kohli has played Faulkner a number of times during India's tour to Australia and he will be aware of his slower balls that can be very deceptive. Faulkner has been expensive throughout the tournament so far, apart from the first match. If he can bowl in the right areas and be consistent with his line and length, he can cause some serious trouble for any batsman.
Ajinkya Rahane vs Mitchell Starc: Rahane has been the star with the bat for the Royals. He is currently the Purple Cap holder. Meanwhile, Starc's inclusion in the RCB squad has bolstered their bowling attack. He has been bowling with fierce pace and swing. It will be a tough challenge for Rahane.
Shane Watson vs Varun Aaron: Watson announced his arrival, after missing out in the first few matches, with a gritty half century. After that his side seem to have lost the momentum they had when Steven Smith was leading RR. Watson will be desperate to score some runs up front with Rahane and give his side a chance. Aaron was adjudged the man of the match in RCB's last game against the Daredevils. The speedster improved his line and length and bowled well in tandem with Starc. Aaron, now, just needs to stay focused and try not to do too many things at the same time.